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File size:
1.90 MB
August 30, 2013
November 11, 2013

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NoteAway is the simplest, most convenient way to take quick notes on OS X.

» NoteAway Pro (IAP) is currently $1.99! » 60% off of $4.99! «

NoteAway has lots of powerful features for free, like iCloud syncing, rich text, attachments, simple import/export, and a variety of customizable options.

Upgrade to NoteAway Pro (via In-App Purchase) to enjoy even more great features such as starring, tagging, movable window, full screen mode, sharing, and more!


You can open NoteAway quickly from any app with a Global Shortcut. When NoteAway opens, you can start typing immediately to create a note. But also, the notes list is in the same window so you can read and edit your notes without having to switch between views.


NoteAway is made to be totally noninvasive and doesn't demand anything extra as you take notes. When some random idea or thought comes to you, you can open it up, type it out (or even dictate it), and then you can just click away and get right back to what you were doing, back to what's really important. Your notes will always be there when you're ready to come back to them.


When you first launch NoteAway, your notes will be stored in iCloud, if it's available. Otherwise, they'll be stored locally.

By upgrading to NoteAway Pro, you can also move your NoteAway Library to any Custom Location you please. If you want to move the NoteAway Library into Dropbox, or any similar service, you can do that just by choosing the appropriate folder; NoteAway will keep up and stay in sync without any extra configuration or complexity. All you need to do it make sure all other computers using NoteAway are set to the same Library Location. But, there isn't yet a mobile version of NoteAway.


Starring and Tagging are paid features of NoteAway Pro

Starring is a quick way to mark notes as special. By default, starred notes will stay at the top of the notes list, but you can also choose to keep starred notes in their normal sort position. And, there is a Star Button to the left of the Search Field to quickly view only your starred (or unstarred) notes.

Tagging notes makes more advanced organization extremely simple. You can add as many tags as you want to your notes, and NoteAway will autocomplete tags as you type based on previously used tags. There is a Tags Menu to the right of the Search Field where you can see all your tags. From this menu, you can select a tag to search for just those tagged notes.

Searching is very flexible in NoteAway. Along with being able to search for any text or tags, there are some built-in Smart Searches in the Search Menu. With the Smart Searches you can search your notes by modification or creation date ranges, and also quickly see notes that have attachments.

With stars, tags, and search combined, NoteAway gives you powerful and flexible organization all while staying very simple and easy to use.


NoteAway stores specially named text files (rtfd) in its library. This makes syncing a breeze with any service, and your notes aren't locked down in any proprietary format or database.

To import files (txt, textClipping, rtf, rtfd), you can open NoteAway and drag them into the notes list. But, you also can import files without opening NoteAway first, just drag the files into the icon in the menubar.

To export a note as a file, you can drag it out of the notes list while holding the Option key. If you drag out of the notes list without holding Option, you are just dragging the contents of the note, which you can drop into any other app as text.

Each note in the list has a Share Button, click it to bring up the Sharing Menu where you can Copy, Export, and Print a note. With NoteAway Pro, you can also send a note to Email, Messages, AirDrop, Twitter, or Facebook.

What's New
» For new users, NoteAway is now free with a "NoteAway Pro" In-App Purchase for all features. Current users will automatically get all features without having to pay again.

» [PRO FEATURE] Added ability to move around popup window and have it stay in place. Optionally remember popup window location between closes.

» [PRO FEATURE] Added Full Screen Mode. Now you can read and edit your notes without distraction.

» Added new Dock and Menubar icon option. By default, NoteAway will show the Dock icon when active so that you get access to the apps full main menu items in the menubar.

» Added floating formatting bar while typing for convenient rich-text editing. Also, added support for Lists and Tables.

» Added zoom support in the text area on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and greater.

» Added ability to import textClippings like any other text file.

» Added option to Remember Note Selection between closes.

» Added new search options to search for "All Terms" or "Any Terms", also added new Smart Searches for "Has Tags" and "No Tags"

» Improved popup resizing, you can drag the left and right sides and bottom to resize the popup. Also, new options to resize text area in the vertical layout, you can now drag the separator.

» Improved support for multiple monitor setups, especially on OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

» Improved support for writing in non-English languages as well as basic support for Right-to-Left languages. If NoteAway was having issues as you typed, they should now be fixed.

» Improved exporting. NoteAway will now export RTF files instead of RTFD files if there are no attachments. And, you can optionally export plain text (even with a custom extension), as well as include Tags when exporting on OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

» Various other improvements such as allowing spaces in Tags, rearranged main menu items, improved Global Shortcut reliability as well as other fixes and improvements.

NoteAway (com.randomapplications.noteaway) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is NoteAway 1.1.

Operating System: Mac

Minimum OS version: 10.7.3

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